Measles: Cases top modern record, Chicago launches measles vaccine finder

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Health officials said Thursday that new USA measles cases for 2019 so far have broken a 25-year-old record.

That's the most cases reported in the U.S. Since 1994. "The greater danger is the disease that vaccination prevents", Redfield said.

Decades ago, before widespread use of the measles vaccine, about 3 million to 4 million people a year became sick with the disease in the United States with 400 to 500 deaths a year.

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Among those affected, 42 have been hospitalized, including 12 treated in intensive care units. He continued, "Your decision to vaccinate will protect your family's health and your community's well-being".

Outbreaks in Original York City and Rockland County, Original York, relish persisted for practically about seven months, in accordance with the CDC.

Authorities declared measles eliminated in the United States in 2000, a goal set in 1963 with the introduction of the vaccine.

"Again, I want to reassure parents that vaccines are safe, they do not cause autism", Redfield said. The two jurisdictions account for the majority of the cases this year, with a total of 643.

Vaccinations against the highly contagious virus are widespread across the US, with some 94% of kindergartners having received vaccination coverage, according to the CDC.

More than 25,000 doses of vaccine have been given to children and teenagers in Williamsburg and Borough Park since October. Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced $1,000 fines for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. But health officials say it has been reintroduced by people who have traveled to other countries. If the outbreaks continue as they are, the health agency says it could cost the USA its elimination status.

Eight people from five states were warned the federal government could put them on a Do Not Board list managed by the CDC, and they canceled their travel plans, the newspaper said.

The CDC earlier this week had reported a total of 940 cases of measles. Maybe that pattern will hold this year, too, said Dr. Peter Hotez, an infectious diseases expert at the Baylor College of Medicine.

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